ARMĀ® Processors

Overview for ARM Cortex-M4 Core

Developed to address the demands of digital signal control applications, the ARM Cortex-M4 processor provides high-efficiency signal processing functionality with the low-power, low cost and ease-of-use benefits of the Cortex-M family. The latest embedded processor is designed to satisfy the emerging category of flexible solutions specifically targeting the motor control, automotive, power management, embedded audio and industrial automation markets.

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TI's Cortex-M4 Advantage

The Stellaris LM4F series are the first Cortex-M MCUs to be manufactured in a 65-nm process, so it possible to quickly find the right balance between high-performance precision and low power consumption at an affordable price for the end application or reference design. These devices also feature floating-point performance, industry-leading analog integration, and best-in-class power performance. The award-winning Stellaris 32-bit MCUs combine sophisticated, flexible mixed-signal system-on-chip integration with unparalleled real-time multi-tasking capabilities. And Stellaris LM4F devices are priced competitively for entry into the industry’s strongest ecosystem of tools, developers, and support.

Additional Cortex-M4 Features Include:
  • Up to 220 MHz, ARM Cortex-R4F CPU
  • Lock-Step CPUs with fail safe detection logic
  • Up to 3 MB of Embedded Flash Memory with ECC
  • Dual 12-bit ADC, 8 redundant channels or 16 shared channels
  • Timer Co-Processer for PWM and input capture
  • Package options: 144 QFP and 337 BGA

Cortex-M4 Software Support

The ARM Cortex-R4 Safety MCU Software Suite is designed to simplify and speed development of ARM Cortex-R4-based microcontroller applications. All software is royalty-free and is licensed to support easy adoption into customer projects.

Cortex-M4 Targeted Applications

Cortex-R4 Industrial Application


Cortex-R4 Medical Application


Cortex-R4 Alternative Energy Application


Cortex-R4 Automotive Application


Cortex-M4 HMI Application